They were a crack team of Confederate raiders, operating with one mind, one heart. Until one of their number betrays them all. In the aftermath of tragedy, they swear they will live to hunt down the traitor. Captain of the Night Riders, Cade leads the survivors home to Texas to make a fresh start. His ranch still stands, and waiting there is a dark-eyed temptress who makes him all too glad to be alive. When he takes Pilar in his arms, his blood surges hotly and he feels like the wild young man who once abducted her for a lark. But the war has changed them all and now he will allow nothing to come between them; not her family, not his heritage, not even her turncoat of a brother.